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Regarding Shooting at the Haque's Indoor Shooting Range in West Deptford

press release WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (June 29, 2017)--The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office assisted the West Deptford Police Department yesterday in a death investigation at the Hague’s Indoor Shooting Range in West Deptford Township, NJ. The investigation reveals the subject took his own life by gunshot. This incident occurred at approximately 2:30 pm. No one else was injured. Read more →


Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge

Related: UPDATE:WILLIAMS PLEADS GUILTY!!! PHILADELPHIA — Seth Williams resigned as Philadelphia's district attorney and was led out of court in handcuffs Thursday after abruptly ending his trial on federal bribery charges with a guilty plea. Williams, who saw embarrassing details about his messy personal life and financial struggles dragged out into open court during the nearly two-week trial, pleaded guilty… Read more →


Cape May Coast Guard Training Center to Hold Sunset Parade Sunday

CAPE MAY - Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its second Sunset Parade of 2017 in honor of the Coast Guard Family Assistance Fund at the Training Center Sunday, July 2 at 7:59 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 6:45 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests... Read more →


NJ Grape Street Crips Crack-Cocaine Wholesaler Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison

NEWARK, N.J. – A crack-cocaine wholesaler for the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips was sentenced today to 132 months in prison for his involvement in racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracies operating in Newark, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. James S. Gutierrez, a/k/a “Bad News,” 26, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to Count 1 and Count 18 of a sixth superseding indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute crack-cocaine. Judge Arleo imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case... Read more →


UPDATE:WILLIAMS PLEADS GUILTY!!!

Feds File Additional Fraud Charges Against Philadelphia DA Rufus Seth Williams

Williams Pleads Guilty, RESIGNS... (June 29, 2017)--Seth Williams pleaded guilty to one count of accepting a bribe at 10:55 a.m. Thursday in exchange for 28 other counts being dismissed. He was immediately handcuffed and escorted to jail where he will remain until sentencing in October. He faces a sentence of five years in prison. He began his term January 4, 2010.[1] He formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA).[2] Williams was the first African-American District Attorney in Philadelphia and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.[1] On March 21, 2017, Williams was indicted on 23 counts of bribery, extortion, and fraud.[3]... Read more →


African Americans with healthier lifestyles had lower risk of high blood pressure

press release Study Highlights For every additional healthy behavior African Americans followed, there was a reduced risk for high blood pressure. African Americans who followed 6 of the Life’s Simple 7 modifiable healthy behaviors had a 90 percent lower risk for high blood pressure than those who followed 0-1 of these behaviors. DALLAS, June 27, 2017 – Among African Americans, small health improvements were associated with lower risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. African Americans who had at least two modifiable healthy behaviors at the beginning of the study,... Read more →


Gloucester City Resident Patricia Bowe Graduates from MGH Institute of Health Professions

BOSTON, MA (Grassroots Newswire) June 26, 2017– Patricia Bowe of Gloucester City (08030) received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Bowe was among the 557 students in the Class of 2017 who graduated from the Boston graduate school on May 6. The MGH Institute, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has educated more than 7,200 health care professionals since its 1977 beginning. MGH Institute of Health Professions is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language... Read more →


ICE ERO immigration arrests climb nearly 40%

press release WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the 100 days since President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested more than 41,000 individuals who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally. This reflects an increase of 37.6 percent over the same period in 2016. Between Jan. 22 and April 29, 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges. Between Jan. 24 and April 30, 2016, ERO arrested 30,028. “These statistics reflect President Trump’s commitment to enforce... Read more →


Local Students Honored at Annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Event

Louisville, Ky. (Grassroots Newswire) June 27, 2017 — Career and technical students in New Jersey won some of the nation’s highest awards at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 21-22, 2017. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.4 million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres. Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Suspects Arrested for Crabbing Violations/Crab Pot Thefts

DOVER (June 27, 2017) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two New Castle County men June 24, following an investigation into multiple crabbing and crab pot theft violations that occurred on Herring Creek in Sussex County. Michael T. Schenck, 29, and Leon Gardner, 20, both of Wilmington, were each charged with two counts of felony theft under $1,500 against a victim 62 years of age or older, three counts of theft under $1,500, five counts of criminal mischief under $1,000, one count of conspiracy third degree, and 54 counts of possession of undersized blue crabs. Both men... Read more →


REPORT: New Jersey’s Prosperity Depends on Immediate Fiscal Reforms

CNBNEWS GRAPHIC New Jersey Can End Pension Crisis, Invest in Economic Growth TRENTON (June 28, 2017) — New Jersey’s next governor and Legislature must take strong, deliberate action, including spending reductions and revenue increases, to solve the state’s retiree benefits funding crisis and get the state back in shape to make investments in schools, transportation, clean air and water, and other areas crucial to widespread well-being, a report released today by The Fund for New Jersey says. The report, “New Jersey’s Prosperity Depends on Immediate Fiscal Reforms,” is the first in a seven-part Crossroads NJ series aimed at informing public... Read more →


CNB September 2008 Archives: CNB Point of View-Not just a local problem but a national one

published Saturday, September 20, 2008 BY William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet At least once a week I receive a Tip or comment about the homeless people sleeping on the porch in broad daylight at a property on North Broadway in Gloucester City. The house is empty and is up for Sheriff Sale. Posted on the front wall of the building is a sign that reads ‘No Trespassing’. Just today I received this photo from one of our readers. My first article on this subject was written in July after hearing from someone about it. The remarks I receive have... Read more →


Face of Defense: Veterinarian Reflects on Unconventional Career Journey

Military Health System WASHINGTON, June 23, 2017 — Just out of high school and unsure of what to do with his life, a young Ohio man went to a bus depot, handed a ticket agent almost all of the money in his pocket, and said with a smile, "I'll go wherever this takes me." So begins James "Nick" Koterski's unconventional journey to becoming an Army colonel. Army Col. James "Nick" Koterski, a veterinarian and microbiologist, took an unconventional route toward joining an elite cadre of Army medical research scientists. Courtesy photo Landing in New Orleans, he spent the rest of... Read more →


The Township of Maple Shade 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Will Be Held on Saturday

Watch for and obey posted NO PARKING and road DETOURS The Township of Maple Shade Civic Activities Committee will host the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks on Saturday July 1, 2017. Main Street , AKA County Route 537, will be closed for the parade from approx. 1100 AM to 300 PM. Front Street is the detour route. South Clinton Avenue between South Coles Avenue and Frederick Avenue and Martin Avenue between West Center Avenue and South Coles Avenue will be closed from approx. 600 PM to 11PM. All neighborhoods surrounding the Maple Shade High School and Babe Ruth Ball... Read more →


Wildwood Will Soon Allow Parking on Beach

WILDWOOD -- Wildwood officials recently approved an ordinance to allow those with four-wheel-drive vehicles to park right on the sand in a new designated beach parking lot, according to a statement from the city. The parking lot will be located at the E. Baker Avenue beach between the Wildwoods Convention Center and Morey's Adventure Pier. It… Read more →


Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in 2016 Burlington City Shooting

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington City man pled guilty to murder today for fatally shooting a 24-year-old man last year on a crowded city street. Under terms of the agreement, Samuel James, 27, of the 100 block of Barclay Street, must serve 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of murder. In Superior Court before the Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr., James acknowledged firing several shots toward a group of people on August 20, 2016 in the 100 block of East Federal... Read more →


New Restaurant Coming; Update on Power Plant Demolition; Six Camden City Parishes Merging

Also Car Fire in Brooklawn and Update on Gloucester City 4th of July...see update below CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNB Point of View William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet MEXICAN RESTAURANT COMING TO GLOUCESTER CITY!—There have been several messages on Facebook about Jalapenos, a Mexican restaurant opening a second location in Gloucester City to be called the Jalapeños Bar and Grill. We contacted their Haddon Township restaurant and they said it will happen sometime in September but they are not releasing any more information at this time. Presently the owner operates Jalapeños Grill 2 which serves Mexican food in Haddon... Read more →


Bellevue State Park to celebrate its 40th anniversary

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (June 27, 2017) – Bellevue State Park is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the staff and the Friends of Bellevue State Park invite the public to join the celebration with all kinds of family-friendly activities and fun for all ages 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2. The park will waive its entry fee for the day. The celebration will feature a concert by the 85-member Chester County Concert Band, a park-wide scavenger hunt with prizes, face painting, sand art, food trucks, an open house at Bellevue Hall (staged for a wedding), tennis and disc... Read more →


New Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge deck being transported to New Jersey through Panama Canal

Follow the progress of the ship online as it makes its way to Kearny/Jersey City (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the launch of a new web page to track the shipping progress of the new bridge deck for the Wittpenn Bridge as it makes its way from the West Coast through the Panama Canal to New Jersey. The Orthotropic Deck for the new Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge is the first time this innovative type of deck is being used in New Jersey. It was manufactured by Vigor LLC at its facilities in Clackamas, Oregon... Read more →


Department of Health Encourages HIV Testing as part of National HIV Testing Day Observance

Test Your Way. Do It Today. ‘Test Your Way. Do It Today” is the theme of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, and organizations around the state will be holding more than 20 community events featuring free HIV Testing. "Early detection is key to managing HIV,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Bennett said. “When you learn your HIV status, you can take control of your health and get the medical care you need to stay healthy and protect others.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV,... Read more →


NJ News Commons: STATE BUDGET AND HORIZON BILL STILL UP IN THE AIR

There are only three days left before New Jersey's state budget deadline, and the budget is still tied up in negotiations. NJTV says there are four bills or issues that are being used as leverage by the key players as they attempt to get their way: the budget bill itself, the school funding formula, the governor's proposal to use lottery proceeds to fix pension payment problems, and Gov. Chris Christie's attempt to use the Horizon reserve fund to pay for state healthcare programs. HOW A STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT YOU IF THIS BUDGET MESS ISN'T SOLVED With all those... Read more →


Maryland Man Steals Works Of Art And Sells Them In Southern New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Rock Hall, Maryland, man was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for stealing at least 40 pieces of art and bringing them to New Jersey to sell them, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. William C. Reed III, 42, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Starting in June 2013, Reed worked as a caretaker... Read more →


Jeanne P. Matey (nee Pellegrino) age 84 of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus Class of '50

Jeanne P. Matey (nee Pellegrino) Surrounded by her loving family, on June 26, 2017, at the age of 84. (nee Pellegrino). Of Gloucester City and formerly of Haddon Heights. Beloved daughter of the late Peter and Alice Pellegrino. Loving mother of William D. Matey Jr. (Kathy), Michele McEvoy (Tom) and Melanie McDonald (Bill). Cherished grandmother of William D. Matey III, Melissa Sue Matey, Jason Ryan Matey, Samantha Jean McDonald, John L. Reader IV, Jessica Lauren Reader and Zachary James McDonald. Cherished great-grandmother of Scarlett Taylor Zelinack, Jacob Koa Matey, Nathan Peter Matey, Landon Ty Zelinack, Addison McKenzie Zelinack and Drew... Read more →


ICE Newark arrests 2 aliens after New Jersey county declines detainers

NEWARK – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers separately arrested two aliens after they were released from the custody of Middlesex County. ICE previously lodged detainers on the two individuals while they were in the county’s custody, but the county failed to honor the requests. On May 18, ICE lodged an immigration detainer on Aurelio Hernandez Cortez, a Mexican citizen, with the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Facility. On May 18, the facility released him from custody without notification to ICE. Hernandez Cortez currently has a pending criminal charge in Middlesex County. On May 22,... Read more →


Pris-Zippity Distributes Custom Sweatshirts to Kennedy Dialysis Patients

Voorhees, NJ – The South Jersey-based Pris-Zippity Fund, managed through the Kennedy Health Care Foundation, recently presented 100 custom-made sweatshirts to patients of the Kennedy Dialysis Center in Voorhees. Founded in 2015 by Washington Township, NJ, resident Phyllis White – who witnessed how the cold had impacted her late sister, Priscilla McClure, during her dialysis treatments – Pris-Zippity has donated more than 200 sweatshirts to Kennedy dialysis patients since then. Pris-Zippity sweatshirts are designed to allow port access during treatment by way of zippers, which enables dialysis patients to stay warm. Phyllis White, her brother-in-law Craig McClure, also of Washington... Read more →